June 18, 2014
The New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff selects his favourite cartoons from the mag.
NASCAPAS offer some more World Cup front covers.
Eye have posted a 2003 interview with David King (Sunday Times, City Limits) on their blog; ‘I still design my books using full-scale xeroxes on the light box, which I then give to others to transfer to computer.’
Stack has an interview with Dave Lane from The Gourmand.
Anorak founder Cathy Olmedillas looks back at Sleazenation, ‘At first, I simply didn’t get it. But that’s precisely why I fell in love with it, because it made me question things.’
The Royal Mail bans Drum magazine for front cover swearing.
Pickles has a digital World Cup special.
New magazine: the North East calls! Welcome to the Tusk Journal.
If you have a few spare days you might enjoy this selection of magazine-related content (thanks Kati).
Most celebrated radical magazines come from the left; Steven Heller looks at one from the right, Borghese.
As publisher/editor Cathy Olmedillas explained at last year’s Modern Magazine conference, plenty of people told her a new kids’s mag wouldn’t work when she launched Anorak; over 30 issues of Anorak later she’s been told a teenage title won’t work. Watch this space!
Peter Houston runs Flipping Pages Media, providing training and consultancy to publishers as they look to merge print and digital. He also writes the Flipping Pages blog, is a regular judge at the Digital magazine Awards, and is chair of this years Scottish Magazine Awards. He’s just launched The Magazine Diaries, an initiative to record the disruption in our industry and raise money for MagAid.
This weekend – 14/15 June – we’ll be back at the Monocle offices with our pop-up shop. The Monocle Summer Fayre will be open from 11am-5pm each day, and we have a small but perfectly formed selection of our favourite current magazines for sale, including the latest issues of the following titles:
So It Goes
Plus free copies of Off Life and rare copies of the first issue of Riposte.
We’re now able to accept credit cards on site. See you there!
Copa is a guide to help Los Angeles football fans enjoy the World Cup. It’s published by creative collective Camp Rimpau, Americans who have fallen for the sport to the point where they even play in a Sunday league as the Domingos. Disappointingly, they support Arsenal, bit it’s a lovely piece of design – check their site for more images.
A newspaper provides details of the teams and players, while an interactive map gives venues where the matches can be watched. The paper is distributed free at the venues, stores and downtown hotels.
It’s been a busy time here at magCulture and it’s about to get busier. We’ve some really exciting things to share in the next few weeks, starting with Fiera, a new magazine project we’re developing with Katie Tregidden from the Confessions of a Design Geek blog. I don’t usually post here about the design projects we work on, they feature on the Projects part of the site, but this is an exception as it’s so closely related to other things we post.
You’ll have figured I’m excited about the World Cup, and to mark the start of the tourmament tonight we celebrate with a very special edition of Colors. The Football issue is the perfect antidote to the madness that is FIFA, the worldwide body ‘responsible’ for running the sport.
Forget the Panini stickers and wallcharts, it’s the magazines about the World Cup that will be exercising us over the next few weeks. Where better to start than this set from last week’s New York Times Magazine, featuring three of the potential tournament stars shot by Dylan Coulter. They look great as a set typographically, but what I really like is the way the portraits reflect the subjects’ characters.
Messi looks slightly anxious (apparently he is regularly sick in the run up to matches); Neymar loves to showboat; and Ronaldo is just… cocky.
Read more about the shoot; and click the images for larger versions.